Headley admits role of Pak Army, ISI in Mumbai attacks

David-Headley-ed David Coleman Headley

David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani-American terror agent and a convict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, has admitted that Pakistan Army and the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) had played a major role in the attacks.

According to a media report, Headly said the attacks were launched by the Lashkar-e-Toiba with the help of the ISI.

CNN-IBN, which claimed to have accessed the National Investigation Agency's interrogation report, quoted Headley as saying that he was handled by ISI's majors Iqbal and Sameer Ali and that the handler of LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was ISI brigadier Rivaz. He further said, as per the report, that ISI chief Shuja Pasha visited Lakhvi in jail after his arrest.

Headley, who is currently serving 35 years in an American prison, also revealed that he was given money by the ISI for recce.

The new reports came a day before Headley is scheduled to depose before a special Mumbai court on Monday and reveal the sequence of events and planning behind the terror attacks.

The deposition would be done through video conferencing and continue for a few days from Monday.

Ten Pakistani fidayeens landed by sea on Mumbai’s shores on November 26, 2008 and launched one of the audacious attacks on the financial capital, killing at least 166 people and injuring over 300.

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